I became momentarily and unwittingly internet famous for posting a bad 40-second-clip of one of those. Glad someone else did a better job capturing. http://pitchfork.com/news/watch-bill-callahan-cover-silver-jews-i-remember-me/
― longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 23 August 2019 19:22 (two months ago) link
("internet famous" on a very low level but high relative to my day-to-day anonymity)
how many rt
― husserl gang (rip van wanko), Friday, 23 August 2019 19:44 (two months ago) link
instagram - hundred someodd likes and climbing, but point being that it's in pitchfork
― longtime caller, first time listener (man alive), Friday, 23 August 2019 19:48 (two months ago) link
This might have been mentioned but reading that alternative version of Snow is Falling in Manhattan i wonder if it's an (not that) oblique reference to Joyce's The Dead.
― Good cop, Babcock (Chinaski), Sunday, 25 August 2019 10:08 (two months ago) link
It's interesting what he changed with the released version of Snow is Falling in Manhattan - I think its vastly superior to the version KM posted above. Changes the song from a one-dimensional observation/scene of a winter day to a multi-dimensional metaphor for writers/musicians and their relationship with readers/listeners. The song became less repetitive, but deeper.
― Mazzy Tsar (PBKR), Sunday, 25 August 2019 16:34 (two months ago) link
Put off listening to this until finally today, driving through the mountains of Vermont. Seemed like a good setting. It was a very hard, rewarding listen. Held it together until the 1-2 punch of “I Loved Being My Mother’s Son” and “Nights That Won’t Happen.”
― Western® with Bacon Flavor, Sunday, 25 August 2019 23:03 (two months ago) link
For any Toronto-based fans, there's a tribute happening on the night that would have been the Purple Mountains show
― Simon H., Sunday, 25 August 2019 23:07 (two months ago) link
this briefly warmed my spirits
"there is no leisure with dignity in an unfinished world"
― Western® with Bacon Flavor, Tuesday, 27 August 2019 06:33 (two months ago) link
A few weeks ago we planned on seeing Purple Mountains together. Instead we spent the night listening to David’s records and talking about how much his music and art meant to us. He was an inspiration for decades. One we wouldn’t be here without. We’ve been playing covers of his music since 1994 when we first picked up guitars together, so it felt like one of the few things we could do to get through the sadness. The next day we worked on this cover of “Ballad of Reverend War Character”. Per the request from David’s family, all of the proceeds will be donated to MusiCares and Music Health Alliance, so pay as much as you want. - Avey Tare & Geologist
― flappy bird, Saturday, 31 August 2019 06:40 (two months ago) link
Looks like Drag City is taking preorders on their website for represses of all the Silver Jews LPs
― “Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Saturday, 31 August 2019 17:56 (two months ago) link
― na (NA), Tuesday, 3 September 2019 16:45 (two months ago) link
― 𝔠𝔞𝔢𝔨 (caek), Tuesday, 17 September 2019 20:33 (one month ago) link
"Nights That Won't Happen"...........................................................................Fuck
― flappy bird, Tuesday, 24 September 2019 04:54 (one month ago) link
― Simon H., Tuesday, 24 September 2019 06:43 (one month ago) link
Episode 100: a tribute to the life, words, and music of David Cloud Berman. Songs from Silver Jews and Purple Mountains, stories from @BNastanovich. https://t.co/iu4DjR3Yus— 3 Songs Podcast (@3songspod) October 14, 2019
― drunk on hot toddies (morrisp), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 02:01 (three weeks ago) link
That was enjoyable, thanks for sharing that link. It'd be great to hear an unfiltered account of DCBs hijnks, understandable why people would be hesitant to do so though
― badg, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 16:56 (three weeks ago) link
Heartening (&heartbreaking) to hear about Jeffrey Lewis and DBs respect & admiration for him, Jeff was over the moon to be collabing with him & took it hard afterward.
I so glad that Bob has this podcast, I could listen to him talk about anything for pretty much any length of time.
― “Hakuna Matata,” a nihilist philosophy (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 15 October 2019 17:47 (three weeks ago) link
Jeffrey Lewis is a treasure. One of the few lyricists I can think of that can measure up to DCB (though obviously coming from a very different place).
― Paul Ponzi, Tuesday, 15 October 2019 17:52 (three weeks ago) link
still best album of the year, even if i can only listen to it in very specific moods and so not really that often.
― Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Monday, 28 October 2019 15:45 (two weeks ago) link
in fact i'd say it's Mr Berman's best since Bright Flight.
― Hmmmmm (jamiesummerz), Monday, 28 October 2019 15:50 (two weeks ago) link
"i loved being my mother's son" is the most heartbreaking song of 2019. oh my god. in the villa or ormen
― reggie (qualmsley), Tuesday, 5 November 2019 20:17 (six days ago) link